Sintra restaurants

Portuguese in Sintra


Chef Luis Santos shakes up Sintra's culinary scene with his modern upgrades to Portuguese cuisine, served amid the muted greys and greens of his synchronic dining room. INcomum quickly establishes itself as the anti…
Portuguese in Sintra

Nau Palatina

Sintra's friendliest and most welcoming restaurant is a travel-highlight star in the making. Congenial owner Zé's creative tapas are as slightly off-centre as his location, a worthwhile 1km walk from Sintra centre i…
Portuguese in Sintra


Nestled along a staircased thoroughfare just above Sintra's lovely 14th-century Pipa Fountain, this newcomer puts a little more love into its traditional petiscos than the next guy, serving well-presented and modern…
Cafe in Sintra

Café Saudade

This former bakery, where Sintra’s famous queijadas (crisp pastry shells filled with a marzipan-like mix of fresh cheese, sugar, flour and cinnamon) were made, has cherub-covered ceilings and a rambling interior. It…
Portuguese in Sintra

Tacho Real

At this charming haunt you can take a pew on the cobbled patio or retreat to the 17th-century vaulted interior, bedecked with century-old azulejos. Dapper waiters bring fresh catches of the day to the table while th…
Portuguese in Sintra

Dom Pipas

A consistently buzzing local favourite, Dom Pipas serves excellent Portuguese dishes amid azulejos and rustic country decor. It's behind Sintra's train station (left out of the station, first left, then left again t…
Pastries in Sintra

Fábrica das Verdadeiras Queijadas da Sapa

This place has been rotting the teeth of royalty since 1756 with bite-sized queijadas (pastry shells filled with a marzipan-like mix of fresh cheese, sugar, flour and cinnamon). Grab a six-pack to go for €4.60.
Pastries in Sintra

Casa Piriquita

This busy fifth-generation cafe is a popular destination for inexpensive bites as well as Sintra's famous queijadas and travesseiros (puff pastries filled with almond-and-egg-yolk cream). If you're here on a Wednesd…
Portuguese in Sintra


This converted grain warehouse is dark, tiled and quaint, with wrought-iron chandeliers and a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. It’s rightfully renowned for its bacalhau com nata (creamy béchamel with shredded cod, served a…